Saturday, December 15, 2012
Marriage 501, Lecture 50: Only halfway
SH: Why do we need to go to your mom's?
Me: Because it's her 70th birthday.
SH: Oh. OK. Well, next fall is my parents' 50th wedding anniversary and their 75th and 80th birthdays. So we have to do something with them.
Me: Oh no. Next fall, we need to plan a big trip for the two of us. That comes first.
Me: Because I turn 50!
SH: No you don't.
Me [doing the math]: Yes. I do.
SH: You can't be turning 50.
Me: Yes. I turned 49 on my last birthday. Remember?
SH: But - you can't be 50.
Me: My mom is turning 70. It would have been my parents' 50th. Yes. I am turning 50. Yay.
SH: Cool! We'll be able to get the AARP discounts!